County Health and Safety Practices During the Pandemic
Vaccine Mandate for Milwaukee County Administrative Order 21-3v2 (Effective 10/8/2021)
This administrative order defines the requirements for vaccination for employees, contractors, and those accepting employment with the County, describes the documentation process for vaccinated individuals, specifies the process for employees requesting an exemption and accommodation, outlines rewards and incentives for vaccination, potential consequences for non-compliance and additional risk mitigation measures for unvaccinated employees.
Vaccine Mandate FAQs
COVID-19 Health Screening Policies and Procedures Administrative Order 20-17v4 (Effective 7/15/2021)
This Administrative Order defines circumstances when individuals should be screened for COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposures and establishes procedures for conducting such screening.
Visitor Health Screening Questionnaire
Frequently Asked Questions
Universal Face Mask Policy and Procedure Administrative Order 20-14v7 (Effective 8/2/2021)
Milwaukee County face mask policy is currently in the High Risk Level phase. Click below for a summary of policy details associated with this risk level.
Face Mask Policy by Risk Level
Social Distancing Administrative Order 20-4v1 (Effective 3/16/2020)
This order provides guidelines for social distancing in the workplace for employees who are not able to telework because of the nature of their work or an equipment barrier to teleworking.
Procedures for Responding to Individuals With Confirmed Cases of, Symptoms of, or Exposure to COVID-19 Administrative Order 20-7v8 (8/19/2021)
This administrative order provides guidance to follow when responding to individuals with confirmed cases, with symptoms, and with exposure through close contact with COVID-19.
Critical Infrastructure Employees Guide
Confirmed Cases Guide
Uses and Priority of Face Masks and Respirators (4/23/2020)
This order provides countywide guidance for how priority of supply will be determined by the County Emergency Operations Center, as administered by the County Wide Procurement Team.
County Work Practices During the Pandemic
Telework Administrative Order 20-3v1 (Effective 3/16/2020)
This order instructs all county employees who are able to perform their job duties remotely to work remotely until otherwise instructed.
2021 Expanded Paid Sick Leave Administrative Order 21-1v3 (Effective 5/2/21)
Effective January 1, 2021, Milwaukee County employees will have access to a new Expanded Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) Bank to cover time off of work due to COVID-19-related quarantine or illness. The new bank is designed to keep our employees and those we serve safe by allowing employees to stay home when they need to quarantine or are ill because of COVID-19.
Vaccin8: Milwaukee County Employee Vaccine Recognition Program Administrative Order 21-2v1 (Effective July 15, 2021)
This order implements COVID-19 vaccination recognition for county employees. Through this voluntary program, branded as "Vaccin8," employees who have received a full-vaccine series by Sept. 6, 2021, may be eligible to receive up to eight additional hours of paid time off.
County Operations During the Pandemic
Service Risk and Re-Opening Requirements Administrative Order 20-13v10 (Effective 7/1/2021)
This order establishes the Minimum Requirements for operational risk mitigation and reopening standards, as well as the governance for reopening planning and service opening decisions.
Reopening Planning Template
Milwaukee County Outdoor Sports Guidance (Effective 9/21/2020)
This document provides guidance for any organization, group or league wanting to participate in outdoor sports on Milwaukee County playing fields and spaces.
State and County Proclamations About the Pandemic
Governor's Executive Order Declaring a Health Emergency in Response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus
On March 12, 2020 Governor Tony Evers issued a proclamation declaring a state public health emergency due to COVID-19.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Issues Proclamation About COVID-19
On March 13, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele issued a proclamation declaring a local public health emergency due to COVID-19.